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Re: Battle of the Lonely Mountain -- Map

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:24 am
by markleslie4
I'm not quite as reserved as the above posters.

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Ambition, if it does not kill you, it makes you stronger... but it will probably kill you.

Re: Battle of the Lonely Mountain -- Map

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:28 pm
by David Kuijt
You guys are all wimps in the life skill of brinksmanship. Here's part-way through stage 7 (applying caulk to the flats and plateaus and all the cuts and chinks).
Stage 7 caulk begin.JPG
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Re: Battle of the Lonely Mountain -- Map

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:29 pm
by David Kuijt
Here's finished stage 7 (caulk). Any guesses as to how many tubes of caulk it takes to make the Lonely Mountain?
Stage 7 caulk end.JPG
Stage 7 caulk end.JPG (1.91 MiB) Viewed 2012 times

Re: Battle of the Lonely Mountain -- Map

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:32 pm
by David Kuijt
Stage 8 was this morning: running a bead of white glue down all the rivers and at the edge of steep slopes and applying gravel for the riverbed and scree at the bottom of the slopes. The caulk isn't quite dry yet -- I'm hoping to be able to paint the basecoats this afternoon, if the caulk dries sufficiently. Gives me lots of time to make up the ruined city of Dale, I suppose.
Stage 8 -- gravel.JPG
Stage 8 -- gravel.JPG (1.56 MiB) Viewed 2014 times

Re: Battle of the Lonely Mountain -- Map

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:08 pm
by Kontos
6 tubes and it is coming along great but you will still be up to 3AM the night before...AS USUAL! :D

Re: Battle of the Lonely Mountain -- Map

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:57 am
by Bill Hupp
That Gate looks awesome! Where is that from?

I could find nothing in the books I have about Dale having had a wall.

May the spirit of the dwarves, the master builders of Middle Earth, and their creator, Aule', be with you in your recreation of the Lonely Mountain.

Bill

Re: Battle of the Lonely Mountain -- Map

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:07 pm
by David Kuijt
Stage 9: rough painting done.
Stage 9 -- rough paint.JPG
Stage 9 -- rough paint.JPG (1.85 MiB) Viewed 1997 times

Re: Battle of the Lonely Mountain -- Map

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:08 pm
by David Kuijt
Stage 10: alcohol wash dribbled down mountains.
Stage 10 -- mountain wash.JPG
Stage 10 -- mountain wash.JPG (1.95 MiB) Viewed 1998 times

Re: Battle of the Lonely Mountain -- Map

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:10 pm
by David Kuijt
Stage 11: drybrush. White on the mountains, off-white on the plains.
Stage 11 -- drybrush.JPG
Stage 11 -- drybrush.JPG (1.97 MiB) Viewed 1998 times

Re: Battle of the Lonely Mountain -- Map

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:18 pm
by David Kuijt
Bill Hupp wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:57 am
That Gate looks awesome! Where is that from?
A mix of out-of-print WETA bookends (the two Dwarven monuments on the sides), Ral Partha 1970s era pewter "Dwarven Coins" (the hammer and anvil carvings), plywood (the backer), and pink foam insulation (everything else).

Here's some finished pictures (after alcohol wash and drybrush).
Front Gate angled.JPG
Front Gate angled.JPG (1.13 MiB) Viewed 1998 times

Front Gate straight.JPG
Front Gate straight.JPG (1.59 MiB) Viewed 1998 times